Tuesday Trivia: Heads of Commerce

Q: You probably already know that there are heads in front of the Merchandise Mart (222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza) representing the leaders of Chicago’s industry from back when Chicago was an industrial leader.  But can you name them all?

A: Here is the Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame in alphabetical order:

  • Marshall Field
  • Edward A. Filene
  • Julius Rosenwald
  • George Huntington Hartford
  • Aaron Montgomery Ward
  • John Wanamaker
  • General Robert E. Wood
  • Frank Winfield Woolworth

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at chicagoarchitectureinfo@gmail.com.

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